Gene Kenneth Asay

Gene Kenneth Asay

Birth
Clawson, Emery County, Utah, USA
Death 5 Jul 1956 (aged 23)
Scotland
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot C_13_4_1
Memorial ID 111135 · View Source
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He is the son of Jerome Asay Jr (1888-1964) and Mary Louise (Jensen)(1893-1977. He received his Elementary Schooling in St George and atended Dixie Junior College before entering the Air Force in October 1952.

Gene drowned during a Fishing Trip while on duty with the Air Force in Scotland. The Air Force reported that he drowned when his boat capsized in Lake Monteith. His body was recovered from the lake. Gene was in the boat with three other U.S. Airmen and two Scotsmen. Another airman and two Scotsmen drowned in the Tragedy. Two airmen managed to swim to shore.

He was ordered to Scotland with the Air Force in December of 1953, assigned to security work.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, July 23rd 1956 in the St. George Fourth Ward of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. Graveside Services were at the St. George City Cemetery.

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Utah Cemetery Inventory

Name: Gene Kenneth Asay
Birth Date: 29 May 1934
Birth Place: Clawson, Utah
Death Date: 5 Jul 1956
Death Place: Lake Monteith, Scotland
Cemetery: St. George City Cemetery
Source: Sexton / Grant
Grave Location: C_13_4_1
Relatives: Mother Jensen, Mary Louise
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  • Maintained by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 1 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 111135
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gene Kenneth Asay (29 May 1933–5 Jul 1956), Find a Grave Memorial no. 111135, citing Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .